Thursday, 9 Jul 2020

Camping and caravan sites set July reopening date – but strict rules will be enforced

Camping and caravan sites will be reopening from July 4. The Camping and Caravanning Club shared the news on its website this week. “At the current time we plan to open the majority of Club Sites, including as many as possible with toilet block facilities,” stated the club.

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However, the relaunch comes with a number of strict coronavirus measures.

Toilet and shower facilities will only be opened if they get the go-ahead from the government.

The Camping and Caravanning Club explained: “Some campsites, however, will open without toilets and showers.

“In order to operate our sites in a responsible manner we will be increasing our cleaning regimes.

“Where facility blocks are open there will be two deep cleans a day and four supplementary cleans – this places extra demand on our staff so we have had to look at campsites which are better suited to self-sufficient campers where facility blocks will not be open this season.”

While the majority of sites will reopen if all goes to plan, the club said that 26 of the sites will likely remain closed.

A list of the sites open and their facilities can be found online.

The club also details the measures that will be in place.

“We have surveyed our members on their hopes, expectations and what would make them feel comfortable on our campsites,” they said.

“While many things remain uncertain, our Operational teams have a draft plan for how we hope to open the Club Site network as soon as we’re legally able to.

“We have fed in our recommendations to the government and will follow any guidelines set out.”

Measures they are looking to implement include contactless check-in which will be facilitated by Auto Balance Collect.

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“The balance of any money due for your stay will be taken automatically from your account on the morning of your arrival,” said the club.

“This means that when you arrive on-site, you can remain in your car and will be shown to your allocated pitch by our Holiday Site staff.

As for social distancing, pitches have six-metre spacing and the club will reduce the number of people on Club Sites with facility blocks so they can manage demand.

There also will be signs and floor markings as a common-sense reminder to keep two metres from other people.

Campers will also be able to pitch their own toilet tent on their allocated pitch.

The Camping and Caravanning Club are only allowing individual bookings.

“With well-managed sites we can prevent large groups assembling,” they said.

Furthermore, campers will not be able to have any day visitors to their pitches.

Communal areas such as receptions, shops, laundries and play areas will remain closed although washing up stations will be open.

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